Thank you for your interest in this comprehensive package. In here you will find everything you need to launch into your new career as a dental hygienist. I’ve included all my best materials and work for you to customize and make your own. Of course, should you need additional help, I am happy to support you with one-on-one services and will even credit you back the difference if you purchase this package.
The retail value of all of this work performed by me would cost well over $1,000. And while I do offer many of these services below on a one-to-one client basis, I’ve packed them all up for a special price of $99.99. Here’s what’s included:
- Resume Templates: Three resume design templates with different styles and colors, starter text, complete formatting and ready for your edits. These are built-in Microsoft Word and tested to work on both a PC and Mac platform.
- Cover Letter Template: One cover letter template that is about 80% ready to go, depending on your individual situation. All cover letters require customization for each job you apply for and I have highlighted the areas to be customized.
- Letter of Introduction Template: One letter of introduction template you can use to drop off with your resume when there is no job opening. Like the cover letter template, this is mostly ready to go and highlighted in key areas that need customization.
- Testimonial and Reference Sheet Template: One testimonial/reference sheet that provides samples and shows you how many testimonials to gather from people you have worked with and for (even past customers or clients). Third-party validation of how good you are as an employee is powerful and this is a document most job seekers don’t bother with so it will help you stand out.
- Thank You Letter Template: You should always send a thank-you note or letter following a job interview. Besides showing gratitude it signals professionalism and a measure of attentiveness employers want in new hires.
- Employment Acceptance Letter Template: Accepting the terms of your employment is always a good idea to ensure you and your new employer are on the same page before you begin working. Often things are misunderstood and this protects you and them.
- Resignation Letter Template: It’s important to provide a documented letter of your resignation when the time comes as it helps clear up any uncertainty, outlines an intentional plan for your exit, and gives you the chance to leave some positive appreciation for the opportunity
- Marketing Your Dental Hygiene Career (two-hour video workshop): In this six-part series, I share with you how to create to personal brand for yourself, building a resume, creating cover letters and other materials, advanced job seeker strategies, where to locate all the jobs including the hidden job market, and interview tips and preparation.
More Training and Guides
- Landing a Great Dental Hygiene Job (PDF Book and Audio Book): Written and recorded in 2012, this book documents all the strategies I used to help my dental hygiene wife land a great job following her graduation from school in 2010. Once we pulled the trigger on these strategies, she found a job within 30 days, whereas before she had been looking for several months.
- Quick Resume Review: This one-page guide will give you a quick list of the most important and powerful elements on your resume. It’s valuable in helping you make sure your resume is going to get you to the interview stage.
- Common Job Interview Questions and Tips: This one-page guide will list the five most common job interview questions and instruct you on how to prepare for them. It also includes a comprehensive list of other things to help you prepare.
- Salary Negotiation Tips and Guide: This two-page guide is loaded with the best strategies on how to approach a salary negotiation as either a new hire or someone who has been in the dental industry many years.
- LinkedIn Tutorial: This one-page guide will help you create or update a LinkedIn profile. This platform is growing in popularity and can be an important part of your job search, both short term and across your career.
- Simple Guide to Creating Your Own Short Bio: This one-page guide will take you through the steps of creating a short bio you can use for job interviews as a leave-behind document or if asked to write one up for your new employer’s website or social media pages.
Advanced Strategy Samples
- Postcards: One of my signature ideas that helped my wife land her first job and that I have used to help countless others do the same, was sending out postcards. While this does cost a little bit to do between design fees, printing, and postage, I have yet to see anyone who didn’t make the investment back in the first few hours of work they received as a result. They are a unique way to take your job search to a new proactive level. In this document, I will walk you through the steps and show you some actual examples that have worked for clients of mine.
- Resume Websites: More and more professionals are creating their own simple website to stand out and look professional. I’ll provide you with a list of resume website examples, along with some platforms you can use free or in-expensively to build your own site.
- Video Resume: Again, another new trend is using video to grab the attention of employers. Not everyone feels comfortable doing this for a variety of reasons, but’s it very effective and helps you create an instant connection with employers that you simply can’t with a paper resume. You can also create a simple version that just uses your picture(s), text, and music. In this document, I will show you how to create a video resume that sets you apart from the competition.
- Job Search Tracker: This Microsoft Excel spreadsheet is compatible with most platforms and other software. It helps keep your job search organized and intentional, tracking practices you apply to, interview with, and all the details in between. It also prompts you to create a target list of offices you want to market yourself to more than others for whatever reason (location, type of office, or connections you have).
- Career Accomplishments Tracker: This Microsoft Excel spreadsheet is compatible with most platforms and other software. It provides you with a place you can track things you achieve or accomplish as your career moves forward. It can be hard to remember details about new training and skills you acquire, production results and goals you nail, volunteer work you perform, recognition you receive, and more. This is all resume gold and you may not want to take the time to try and add it to your resume right away but this tracker gives you a central location to store the details until you are ready to update your resume.